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- I only went up there to see the statue, but there's huge park surrounding it featuring various plants. There are great views of the city as well. I was disappointed the museum/souvenir shop had nothing specifically related to the park or the statue. The entrance fee to the park was 35 Lempiras for foreigners (yes, a higher price for foreigners; it's on the sign at the park entrance) and another 10 Lempiras to enter the area where the statue is. Expect to spend a few hours here.Written April 30, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- La Tigra is less than an hour from the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, and is absolutely amazing. At an altitude of over 5,000 feet it is cool and often shrouded in mists near the top. The trails are perfect for walking and for the most part are well marked but because it is so large a guide is recommended and very inexpensive. This is old growth cloud forest with a huge variety of plants, flowers, orchids and wildlife. It particularly is a birders paradise. Spend the day. It is well worth it!Written January 5, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This wonderful museum in a beautiful historic building in the heart of Tegucigalpa is a must see for anyone visiting. The building alone is worth the visit, but be certain to spend some time in the inviting and informative expositions. And definitely stop by the gift shop on the way out... wonderful finds.Written January 17, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a must in Tegucigalpa because is one of those emblematic places in the city. Is a very well elaborated and historic.Written November 5, 2019
- Nice place for a hike - very safe - enough vegetation to allow for good birding - bring your binos to do bird observationWritten November 10, 2021
- With quite a bit of "gold glitters" inside (on the main altar & also on the two big shrines or secondary altars on the two sides near the main altar), this main cathedral of the city for me was actually kind of a "refreshing reminder" of those visited in South America (just more in common with similar glittering interiors of the main cathedrals of the countries much further down south than the interiors of those in the countries immediately to the south which despite their spacious interiors tend to be on a "plainer side") although yes this glittering scene was to continue in the cathedrals to come as I headed further north through Central America. And likely being also a cathedral steeped in the history of the country, its "somewhat different" appearances in like 3 different periods along the country's timeline are featured on postcards (the 3 postcards that I got later from a souvenir market nearby).
Located at like the "downtown core" of the city (quite a bustling area actually with big crowds & narrow streets), there's like a nice "diagonal view" of the Cathedral from the plaza right in front (although not a very great frontal view somewhat obscured by trees on the plaza), and just about a 5-minute walk after heading out from the plaza along the "pedestrian street" on the west side (the far side across the plaza from this cathedral) is Palacio Nacional with like a national museum inside (kind of a combo museum of "history & art" but really just not much of displays to see); and also just at about halfway along that "pedestrian street" (with various shops & food places along both sides) followed by a right turn onto another similar street and after a short walk to the end is Iglesia de Dolores (with not much inside but a nice church with kind of a "pleasant atmosphere" for a quick walk around) and where right outside that church along one side of its own plaza is a nice "souvenir market" (where I got those historic cathedral postcards as mentioned above along with also some nice keychains of the city & the country).Written November 10, 2020
- Is a very good place for childrens queher they can plan, learn and interact with many things of real life.Written August 28, 2019
- It’s well located, it has stores, a supermarket, financial area and plenty of parking, that you have to pay. There is a food-court with plenty of fast food places! It also has a cinema area in the third level. It a place to gather with friends in one of several coffee shops. If you stay in the Intercontinental Hotel is across the street! Secure and big!! I don’t like to pay for parking in a mall but...Written March 19, 2019
- Finca La Cantadora has great views and an even better weather. It was a shame we went and couldn't pick berries. I do think the foodnis over priced and wine isn't very good. Overall it's a nice afternoon activity if you don't have anyrhing to do.Written December 7, 2019
- Not much is there to see inside this church, but there's just somehow an "atmosphere of pleasantness" likely due to its good floor layout for kind of a spacious walk around it (although not a particularly big interior) and also yes in part due to some lovely shrines featuring colorful sculptures & such. But actually more than the church itself, I would say that the "better parts" of the visit here are to the plaza right outside (a "fairly spacious" one with also some interesting outdoor display of a pair of statues one of which a sword-wielding angel standing over that of an evil-doer or such) and also to the indoor market along one side of the plaza (a great place for just all varieties of souvenir of Honduras from "quite a number" of small shops inside).
Located at like the "downtown core" of the city (an area with narrow streets some of which not for vehicles but just for pedestrians lined with shops on both sides), just within a 5-minute walk from this church by first heading out across the plaza to the intersecting street just a block away then to the left for a short walk is another "bigger plaza" which is Parque Central with the city's "main cathedral" Catedral de San Miguel on the far side of that plaza with also a number of trees providing shade right in front of the cathedral (with a beautiful facade of pillars & statues and a "golden beauty" of the main altar & some big shrines near the altar). And also just within a 5-minute walk from this church but in the "opposite direction" from going to the cathedral is the "long building" which is Palacio Nacional with a museum inside (one like a national museum which is kind of a combo one of "history & art" but with not very much of displays to see on its 2 levels).Written November 12, 2020
- The central park is a hive of activity. It is a bustling hub of people and there are food and drink stalls as well as vendors of other items such as clothes. It is a good place to people watch, just keep your guard up though and be discrete with your phone as phones are the number 1 target for thieves in Tegus.Written March 11, 2020
- I have been here regularly over the years. The building dates back to colonial times and has a lot of character. I have found great art exhibitions here over the year. Well worth your time to visit if you like to learn about local history and see some good art!Written October 28, 2018
- This is a beautiful plaza in the middle of old town. There is a striking statue of St Michael Archangel in the square, the oldest church in Honduras at the end of the square and a marketplace nearby.Written March 11, 2020
- Just mainly due to its location "right in the midst" of the city's hustle & bustle (really a pretty crowded area of the city with plenty of narrow streets and two of which actually right alongside this building on its 2 sides that I could see), this "old residence" of the country's president is a site I would just describe as one "not for the first impression" (although quite likely a nicer surrounding area back when the President resided and which I'm sure must have made quite a bit of difference to the outward appearance of this building!). And yes, after that not-too-appealing exterior is also the interior just not requiring much of time with just a few rooms "which are open" on its 2 levels (pretty much just one big room on the 1st level likely the presidential reception room or such with also a pair or so of "big mirrors" among its furniture, and the room on the 2nd level likely the office of the President although quite a "plain one" with not much other than a work desk); actually more than the rooms though, it was the corridors that I found more interesting with these "column statues" (stone columns or such with human faces on top from about halfway up the wall to the ceiling along both sides of each corridor) and where also to see along both sides of a corridor on the 2nd level are portraits of the presidents (a "long row" of those on each side of the corridor and likely including all of the country's presidents from the Independence to the present); and also yes a bit of an excitement in this building is the "outdoor part" of the 2nd level (a deck like a U-shaped one with some distant views of the hills around the city, a close view of the small river or such just about directly below one side of the deck & also a nice overhead view of the "inner courtyard" which is just the one at the far end on the 1st level).
And so, with this site being not much of one for priority in my opinion, my suggestion while "in downtown" is first to those quite close by (all just within about a 5-minute walk from here): Catedral de San Miguel (the city's main one with really quite a bit of "gold glitters" inside), Iglesia de los Dolores (a smaller cathedral than the main one nearby but with its own plaza & also a nice market "for souvenirs" just along one side of that plaza), and Museo para la Identidad Nacional (kind of a combo museum of "art & history" in the long heritage-styled building which once was Palacio Nacional).Written November 23, 2020
- I highly recommend visiting the Basilica of Suyapa. Most of the photos here are of the Basilica, which is down the road from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. TripAdvisor needs to fix this error, especially since the nighttime photo shown with the Basilica of Suyapa is not very helpful.Written July 23, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Tegucigalpa
- The best day trips from Tegucigalpa according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Full-Day Trip to Nueva Armenia from Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- La Tigra National Park
- Tegucigalpa & Charming Towns Day Tour
- Ojojona Day Tour from Tegucigalpa
- Comayagua Day Tour from Tegucigalpa
- The most popular things to do in Tegucigalpa with kids according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Parque Nacional La Tigra
- Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park
- Museo para la Identidad Nacional
- City mall Tegucigalpa
- Centro Interactivo de Enseñanza CHIMINIKE
Tegucigalpa Attractions Information
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